3824 – Goddess Hathor Plate
- Physical description:
- Attractive modern plate depicting the Ancient Egyptian Goddess Hathor. The colours are subtle blues, golds and lilacs, and the goddess is portrayed in a way that combines modern naturalism with Ancient Egyptian stylisation. She is standing in the centre of the plate, wearing a horned crown and holding a sistrum.
- Museum classification:
- 195 diam
Hathor is an ancient Creator Goddess, the Egyptian version of the Phoenician/Canaanite Goddess Ishtar/Astarte, who evolved into the spirit Astaroth who was an important figure in medieval and later Ritual Magic - particularly love magic.
Mandrake was sacred to Hathor, and a hallucinogenic potion made of blood, beer and mandrake was drunk during festivals in her honour.